Ilkka Salonen to join Metsäliitto Cooperative’s Board of Directors

At a meeting held on 3 May 2018, the Supervisory Board of Metsä Group’s parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Ilkka Salonen, Master of Science (Econ), to be a new member of Metsäliitto Cooperative’s Board of Directors. Salonen, who works as CFO and Deputy to President and CEO in YIT Corporation, is also the chairman of the Board’s audit committee.

Mikael Silvennoinen leaves the Board of Directors. He was a member of the Board since 2015.


For further information, please contact:
Miika Arola, Group General Counsel, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4205

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers.

Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2017, and it employs approximately 9,100 people. The Group operates in nearly 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.

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